kennyan- the marshalling at CS 40 is thin between chekpoints, but there are yellow CS40 arrows on a fair number of relevant turn points. I think the most confusing bit us CP 1-2 , especially through the woods near Bothwell, and also closer to the end shortly after CP 3 , where youare beginnig to doubt your sanity, and are running on paths that aren't so easily marked.
Recc'ing is a good idea if you can. The instructions on the race website are pretty clear.
Drop bags- yes , they take them for you, They are loaded into 3 separate car boots at the start point, and taken along for you- you won't necessarly get them back at th end, though.
Checkpoints have water, but I don't remember whether there is anything else provided (except that, being a back marker, Iwas being offered the bits and pieces that other runners had decided not to use!)
Legs VERY tired today, after hilly run on thurday, and 11 miles to collect car from work yesterday- think I will go out for a gentle flat trundle along the canal.
Sorry I've been neglecting you all- tring to build up towards the CS40, - 3hrs recce run in the course last weeekend, and a couple of other 2 hr runs this week. Am going to try to regularly do the home- erskine bridge- loch humprey run between now and the fling, which has been my target race for several months now- CS40 and glen ogle are good races on the way to that, but as I've accidentally arranged to be on a transtlantic flight 2 days befor eCS 40, I suspect it will be a case of pure survival!
Just been up running around bits of the road race in the pouring rain- was on duty covering Yorkhill, so after th eward round, I changed into runnig stuff, ran to Glasgow green exit, saw them come round on first lap, then ran back along the clyde , detoured round SECC, up to yorkhill, then down to Kelvingrove- saw them go through on 2 different laps in 2 different partd of the park, then gave it up, drove home and watched the end of the race with a nice warm cuppa in my hand, in a warm dry house...................perfect way to get a couple of hours of "time on feet", and enjoy the atmosphere.
What will we all do withour time after tonight's closing ceremony? ...........suppose I could get back into running some decent mileage, as it's only about 8 weeks to the Clyde stride!